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08. We Want You: Native Gang Culture

Country Available: Canada, USA

The Indian Posse, the Manitoba Warriors, and Posse Killers are just a few of the gangs that have spread across Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario. The gangs that started out in the rough neighbourhoods of Winnipeg, Regina, and Edmonton are growing and finding new members on reserves and prisons. Penitentiaries like Stony Mountain in Manitoba have a high population of Aboriginal people and many of them are youth.

 The gang life is a lifestyle filled with crime and violence. But how does this life affect the women and children associated with gangs – either by their own membership or through their relationships with men who are gang members? Some babies are born into gangs, and young mothers are endangered by the men in their lives.

 This episode of Venturing Forth looks at gang life and its impact on women and their families.

Locations: Winnipeg, Manitoba.

View a printer friendly version of this page...Copyright Date: 2004 Length: 25 minutes Library Audience:
  • General Interest
  • School Audience:
  • Grades 6 - 12
  • Post-Secondary Education
  • Subjects:
  • Aboriginal Studies
  • Business and Marketing
  • Canadian History
  • Formats Available:
  • DVD
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